Validity of Kolmogorov Turbulence at Higher Elevations

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Most models of optical radiation propagation through turbulent media are based on the assumption that turbulence is of Komogorov's type. In the present report we demonstrate that in a real atmosphere turbulence can differ from Kolmogorov's model. In addition, principal optical characteristics of non-Kolmogorov media are computed for purely helical non-Kolmogorov turbulence, and are different from those for Kolmogorov turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-405
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventFree-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20036 Aug 2003


  • Helical turbulence
  • Kolmogorov turbulence
  • Lidar
  • Turbulence spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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